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Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue May 6 07:07:34 EDT 2008

Please ignore my previous comment that news isn't current, it was ill 
founded. I was actually thinking of the Community Spotlight section 
which hasn't changed much recently.

Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Sound like sensible suggestions to me.
>> I also feel that news should be current, or not there are all.
>> One way to address this technically might be to harvest subset feeds 
>> from planet.osgeo.org or slashgeo. Eg: People could tag their blogs 
>> with "osgeonews" or similar.
> Cameron,
> I'm not sure what you mean.  Are you suggesting that the "News" area 
> on the
> web site isn't current?  It shows the last six items or so, and that
> normally represents 4-8 weeks of news items.  That seems reasonably
> current to me!
> I'm not that keen on having the Planet blog entries appear directly on 
> the
> main page.  We have limited control over them, and I'm not sure they will
> compact all that well into a spot like we have the news or spotlights in.
> However, I would like to see a "Blogs" item under OSGeo Community 
> pointing
> off to planet.osgeo.org.  Does that satisfy your wish?  I think
> planet.osgeo.org *is* our effort at collecting OSGeo related bloggers
> though currently it reports all items, not just OSGeo specific ones.  So
> we also get to track Sean Gilles and Paul Ramseys garden progress.
> I've added the blog/planet issue to the agenda.
> Best regards,

Cameron Shorter
Geospatial Systems Architect
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